Y2 Museum

Parents and Grandparents of Y2 children were invited into the ’20th Century Museum’ this Friday. After looking at items loaned from the Discovery Museum, the children researched an artefact in readiness to be an expert. They even wore stickers stating “Ask me. I’m an expert”. After being welcomed at the door by Sonny and Sophie, our visitors were informed about each artefact and then invited to write anything that they could remember about it. Lots of items brought back happy memories for our visitors, though the Spice Girls video (20 years old) made a lot of us feel very aged!

The feedback from our visitors was very positive and the children also have lots more information to use in their history topic.

 

Minibeast Habitats

Year 2 have been learning about Minibeast Habitats and the conditions needed for survival. As part of this, we looked at the bug hotels to see what minibeasts we could find. Most of them were hidden as it was very cold. However, we found lots of slugs and worms! We then went into the church gardens and looked around the trees where we found millipedes, beetles and spiders!

         

 

We all made sure we washed our hands afterwards!

 

 

Santa Visits St Joseph’s

The children in Reception and Key Stage 1 had a surprise visitor on Friday. After watching ‘The Polar Express’, Santa visited and gave each child a special bell, one that only those who still believe can hear. Even Mr Craig got one, because he still believes of course!

Lights Camel Action

Well done to all the children in Years 1 and 2. Your performance of ‘Lights Camel Action’ was fab-u-lous and certainly not a ‘disaster’. Thank you so much to Mr Pearson for all his work with the lights and sound, and to Mrs Scott & Mrs Shaw for all their wonderful costumes! We hope you enjoyed it as much as the children enjoyed performing it. Please let us know what you thought!

Visit to Souter Lighthouse

On Wednesday, the children in Year 2 visited Souter Lighthouse as part of the ‘Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ topic. While we were there, we climbed the 76 steps to the top of the lighthouse and looked at the 1008 lens. The children were fascinated with the life of the Lighthouse Keeper and how difficult it must have been. As part of our geography focus, we also identified many geographical features of the area, such as cliffs, vegetation and rocks.

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Artist Superstar!

We have a published artist in Year 2!

During World Book Day, every child in the school created a poster for their favourite book and the best ones were entered into a competition organised by Vision for Education.

This week, we found out that one of our pupils was a winner and that their picture was to be printed in a special book that would be shared among schools all over the country.

Year 2 were very excited to find out that the winner was from their class and it was…..

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Rhys!

Lee from VfE came in to present Rhys with a copy of the book plus a gift voucher. We don’t expect this to be the last time Rhys’ artistic skills are on public display!

 

The Easter Story

Children in Year 2 have been writing The Easter Story. As well as this, they created a ‘Good Friday Garden’. We discussed how the people in the story were feeling and placed these words around the Garden – words such as ‘scared’, ‘angry’ and ‘hopeless’.

We followed this up by listening to the story of Easter Sunday in the Secret Garden. Once we had listened to the story, we searched for flowers and used these to decorate the Resurrection Garden.

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Key Stage 1 Barnabas Day

On Tuesday the whole school was involved in ‘Barnabas Day’ – during which Christianity is explored in schools through storytelling, drama and music, with a good sprinkling of fun. Key Stage One took part in a session which focused on the theme ‘Being a good friend’. Chris Hudson, from the Barnabas team, told Key Stage One the story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours. Chris told the story and drew children into acting out the character parts. The children all participated brilliantly and we saw some fantastic acting! Well done Key Stage One!

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